Off the Cuff
What to Say at A Moment's NoticeBook - 2004
Off the Cuff shows how to deal with our no.1 fear--public speaking. (The same study ranked fear of death no.5 and loneliness, no.7. Apparently, most of us would prefer dying alone to making fools of ourselves in front of others!) This book is a comprehensive approach to speaking for all occasions, and a guide to knowing what to say, ti, and how to say it right. Off the Cuff will teach you how to: -Say a few words whenever called upon.- Make your arguments clear, concise, and effective. -Add depth to any new product announcement. - Provide wisdom and comfort at a friend's funeral.- Craft original speeches and presentation.- Collect quotes that communicate volumes with just the right "few words." - Map out your communication through a fill-in-blank process. - Know how the colors you wear will influence an audience. - And much more.Off the Cuff also features infamous examples of what not to say! Remember, distinguished careers have been lost in an instant--buried in a sound bite that will live forever. To quote Mark Twain: "Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them, the rest of us could not succeed." Except for those rare moments when we have given a scripted speech, we've been speaking off the cuff whole lives. Now it's time to learn how to do it easily, effectively, and fearlessly.
Publisher: Franklin Lakes, NJ : Career Press, c2004
Branch Call Number: 808.5 Ready
Characteristics: 256 p. ; 21 cm